“I love a dog. He does nothing for political reasons.” – Will Rogers
November 11th, West End Small Dog Hour at 10 a.m.– A slower, downsized environment for the smaller dog to play in. A great time for small dogs to meet with other small dogs to romp without concern. The West End Small Dog Hour is held the second Sunday of every month right before the W. E. Poodle Party. Rain will cancel the event. Organized by West Ender Lea Barron-Thomas Location: DeTurk Round Barn Dog Park DeTurk Round Barn Dog Park Fans
November 11th, West End Poodle Party at 11 a.m. Calling all social Poodles!… it’s time to party. The West End Poodle Party is held the second Sunday of every month. All Poodles, Poodle fusions and Poodle friendly dogs are invited to attend. Rain will cancel the event. Organized by West Ender Lea Barron-Thomas. Location: DeTurk Round Barn Dog Park Facebook
November 10th & 11th, Saturday & Sunday- Water Bark Dog Swim, 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. The Spring Lake swimming lagoon will turn into a leash-free dog park this weekend. Dogs can romp on the beach, play in the water and enjoy a free treat donated by Western Farm Center. Water Bark is organized by the Sonoma County Regional Parks Foundation, which requests donations of $3 per dog for Regional Park members and $5 per dog for non-members. All proceeds benefit the Foundation, which supports Regional Park programs and operations. Due to health regulations, swimming at this event is for dogs only. Parking near the lagoon is free for members and $7 for non-members. This event is underwritten by Bergin University of Canine Studies and AcCounting on Computers, Inc. For more info: (707) 565-2041 Location: Spring Lake Regional Park, Santa Rosa
November 18th, Sunday 3 p.m.- Santa Rosa Pug Play Day – Perky Pugs meet to socialize and perhaps snort on the 3rd Sunday of every month. For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Now showing at the City Hall Council Chambers- Dog Inspired Art by Lauri Luck. Viewing hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., except during meetings in progress. The City Hall complex is closed every other Friday. Please call (707) 543-3010 to check the schedule.
Need to fix your dog or cat… but don’t have the funds? – Every month Sonoma County Animal Care and Control (SCACC) offers a limited number of spay/neuter vouchers to obtain low cost surgery for your pet. Qualifying low-income county residents may receive a dog or cat spay/neuter voucher to redeem at participating veterinary clinics that provide spay/neuter surgeries for $20 for a dog and $10 for a cat. Sonoma County pays the remaining veterinary cost through the voucher program. To obtain a spay/neuter voucher you must call (707) 565-7105 on the first Wednesday of the month, beginning at 9:00am. Vouchers will be issued to qualified low income Sonoma County residents and feral cat caregivers and non-profit groups on a first call, first serve basis. Additional funding for the low-cost spay/neuter voucher program through the end of the year has been provided by The local non-profit Friends of the Animals in the Redwood Empire (FAIRE).
Matchmakers for Seniors? Silver Paws for Love– A program to financially assist seniors to adopt senior pets. If you are 55 years of age or older, and you adopt a pet from the Sonoma County Animal Care & Control that is 6 years of age or older, you may qualify for Silver Paws! Call 707-565-7100 for more information, or visit SCAC&C at 1247 Century Ct., Santa Rosa CA, on Tuesdays – Saturdays between the hours of Noon and 5:30 PM. www.pawsforlove.info
Dog Walks and Dog Parks : Nice mention about DeTurk Round Barn Dog Park http://backtowalking.wordpress.com/2010/10/14/as-the-dog-runs
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